6 Best Nissan Frontier Camper Options
Nissan’s Frontier pickup made the list of best campers, thanks to its reputation for durability. It’s also an excellent performer on the trail and hauls a lot more gear than most other small trucks. The Frontier is also easy to modify, so we’ve listed some popular upgrades to its campers below.
1. Frontier Swivel Seat Risers
The most popular option for improving the Frontier’s comfort and turning it into a camper is to install a swiveling seat riser. The swivel risers are available in styles that allow your passenger to sit either facing forward or backward, 180-degree rotation, and have enough clearance to accommodate a full-size spare tire. The riser raises the driver to an elevation just less than 6 feet, so tall drivers might want to consider lowering it down a few inches with additional risers. Raising the driver’s seat will also give you a much greater range of visibility and increase safety as you maneuver down the road or pull off on side roads.
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2. Running Boards
Running boards are an inexpensive upgrade that will make your Frontier much more comfortable to drive and also improve passenger safety. They should be considered a must-have for any serious truck camper looking to add additional storage space in the rear of their vehicle. Running boards will also help you step into or out of your truck with less effort, which is especially important when working your way through heavy backcountry terrain.
Video overview: Installing Running Boards on 2016 Nissan Frontier
3. Full Bed Extension / Under Bed Storage System
GearHead’s new Full Bed Extension & Underbed Storage System is perfect for adding storage space throughout the cab area while keeping weight down and improving cargo capacity in the bed at the same time. The Full Bed Extension allows you to add 144″ of usable space to your truck’s rear bed area by simply dropping the tailgate and inserting a steel mounting plate into place. This provides an excellent opportunity to store additional gear, keep things organized or give yourself some extra room if you have a passenger along on your trip.
Video Overview: Nissan Frontier bed extender
4. Tow Tent
The new Tow Tent provides a porch-like solution that offers the protection and convenience of a tent at half the price and weight. The system bolts securely into place on the right side of your truck’s cab and is easily removable without leaving any permanent marks or holes behind. It works great with any Nissan Frontier, giving you an instant “clubhouse” for cooking, entertaining, or relaxing while parked away from campsites or in areas where camping isn’t permitted, such as national parks and private land parcels. The tent does not infringe on your ability to use your truck bed for storage purposes where legal.
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5. Nissan Frontier Consoles/Cargo Area Flooring
If you’ve found that the interior of your Nissan Frontier has seen better days or if you just want to add some extra flair, Rugged Ridge Console and Cargo Trays are a creative solution that can bring new life to your cab area and provide an upscale look in minutes. The system is made from durable vinyl for longevity with automotive-grade foam underneath to prevent any unwanted rattles or noises during long road trips.
6. Towing Capacity and Performance
If you’re looking for more performance without sacrificing your ability to tow, we offer several popular upgrades including Lift Kits, Coil Spring Kits, and Suspension Systems. The new N3 Series Lift Kit is a great way to add up to 3″ of the lift so that you can fit larger tires on your Frontier and improve handling without giving up any ground clearance which could end up being crucial if you ever plan on taking it off-road. This kit features oversized Bilstein shocks with internal reservoirs which dampen down harsh bumps while keeping you comfortable.
The Nissan Frontier gives you a very good experience if you are a road-tripping enthusiast. If you hook up to a good camper, there is so much that you can do to make it all fun.
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